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Lesson: The Indonesian Numbers

Counting in Indonesian is as easy as one, two, three. Both the English and Indonesian languages use the same symbols to represent numbers, e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.; however, the two differ in how the numbers are spoken. Fortunately, you really only need to learn a small handful of words to be fluent at counting. You should push yourself to learn to do math in you head using Indonesian words instead of English words. This will really payoff later when you go shopping at the mall, bartering for a cheaper price at the marketplace, or exchanging money at the bank. You can practice reciting Indonesian numbers with the flashcard program at the end of this lesson below.

Number English Indonesian
0 zero nol
1 one satu
2 two dua
3 three tiga
4 four empat
5 five lima
6 six enam
7 seven tujuh
8 eight delapan
9 nine sembilan
10 ten sepuluh
11 eleven sebelas
12 twelve dua belas
13 thirteen tiga belas
14 fourteen empat belas
15 fifteen lima belas
16 sixteen enam belas
17 seventeen tujuh belas
18 eighteen delapan belas
19 nineteen sembilan belas
20 twenty dua puluh
100 one hundred seratus / satu ratus
1,000 one thousand seribu / satu ribu
10,000 ten thousand sepuluh ribu
100,000 one hundred thousand seratus ribu / satu ratus ribu
1,000,000 one million sejuta / satu juta
10,000,000 ten million sepuluh juta
100,000,000 one hundred million seratus juta / satu ratus juta
1,000,000,000 one billion semiliar / satu miliar
10,000,000,000 ten billion sepuluh miliar
100,000,000,000 one hundred billion seratus miliar / satu ratus miliar
1,000,000,000,000 one trillion setriliun / satu triliun
10,000,000,000,000 ten trillion sepuluh triliun
100,000,000,000,000 one hundred trillion seratus triliun / satu ratus triliun